Thursday, 13 March 2008

Sewing Pet Bed Covers with Waterproofing

I have been sewing up some more covers for my little chihuahua's pillow beds. I have made them pillowcase style with a waterproof and toweling layer for added comfort and protection. At 12 years of age she has the occasional wee problem now, so waterproof covers that I can change are better than putting on doggie nappies! I just layer the outer cover fabrics, plastic and toweling and treat them as one.

Pet Bed cushion cover waterproof pillow

I made a few covers plain like this one...

Pet Bed Pillow Cover Cushion

Then I decided to add sides to the edges of one of the covers and lets just say it was such a big hit that my little chi was more interested in getting straight to sleep rather than posing for a photo! I had to turn the whole bed around to try and get a cute photo! LOL
Pet Bed Pillow Cover Cushion with sides
Pet Bed Pillow Cover Cushion with sides
Pet Bed Pillow Cover Cushion with sides

I made the sides by making a long tube of fabric and stitched it to the cover before filling with stuffing. I then stitched the ends closed by hand. There is slightly less stuffing at the corners to allow them to sit better. I didn't bother with pattern matching when I cut these out and it wasn't until after I took these photos that I realized that the fabric patterns almost match perfectly!

If you have made any of these I would love to see your photos!
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10 comments:

  1. Wow that's fabulous. I don't think I'd be able to make anything that good. (If I did make one, I don't think the cat would appreciate it as much as I would want him too!)

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  2. I had to send the site to my sister; she needs to make one of these for her Lucy...not that is spoiled her or anything ;-)

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  3. How fabby for your little pooch ... do you make them 'MaxSize' LOL!:)

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  4. What a comfy looking bed for your pooch. Well done! I wouldn't know where to start with a project like this.
    Ciao, Elena :)

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  5. Oh wow they are fantastic, and your little dog obviously loves it too....fit for a princess for sure.

    Jane x

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  6. Thank you all for your lovely comments. You can't tell my chihuahua is spoiled can you??? LOL

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  7. Fantastic idea! Love the fabrics and the pillow at the top. Lucky doggie ! x

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  8. wow.....this is awesome. I have been searching for ages for a nice doggie bed for my two Jack Russells and now I am going to make them instead....one for each. Then I will attempt making another two for my 2 German Shepherds....better get started....will post pics when they are finished :-)

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